Decadal Survey

2020 Decadal Survey Planning Hub

In preparation for the upcoming Decadal Survey, NOAO invites community input regarding scientific opportunities in areas in which NOAO can provide critical resources and/or areas that will strengthen the US ground-based OIR system.  Community white papers and other information are collected at NOAO's 2020 Decadal Survey Planning Hub.

Read more in our “Dear Colleague” letter, which describes our planning process.

Previously: The Astronomy and Astrophysics (2010) Decadal Survey

At the start of each decade, the National Academies organize a community-wide activity to recommend priorities in facility development for the next ten years. Typically, within these decadal surveys, one panel focuses on ground-based OIR development. These reports provide strategic guidance to NOAO’s program and planning.

NOAO input to the Astro2010 Decadal Survey

Last updated or reviewed October 19, 2017.